Mountains, Lakes & Rivers

  • 5 Alternative Vermont Hiking Trails Without the Crowds
    5 Alternative Vermont Hiking Trails Without the Crowds

    Vermont hiking trails are turning out to be popular places this summer. Trail use at many well-known spots is up, and the Long Trail is experiencing an increase in hikers this year. If you’re in Vermont this summer and looking for a less traveled trail, our friends...

  • 11 Things to Look Forward to in Vermont this Summer
    11 Things to Look Forward to in Vermont this Summer

    Summer in Vermont is astonishingly beautiful and way too short. It’s easy to pack in as much as possible when the weather is sunny and warm, but where do you start? Here are some of the best things to do in Vermont in summer. Celebrate Summer...

  • Vermont Winter Hiking in March Means Longer, Warmer Days on the Trails
    Vermont Winter Hiking in March Means Longer, Warmer Days on the Trails

    Mud season is just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean you need to hang up your microspikes just yet. In fact, late winter and the early days of spring can be an ideal time to hike Vermont’s mountains. Vermont’s winter hiking season is weather-dependent but...

  • 6 Winter Outdoor Alternatives to Alpine Skiing
    6 Winter Outdoor Alternatives to Alpine Skiing

    Getting outside in winter feels more important than ever as the outdoors can boost our mood and create mindfulness. In Vermont, skiing is often the go-to for outdoor winter activities. But there’s more to Vermont winters than skiing. From wooded snowshoe trails to outdoor ice skating...

  • The Catamount Trail Offers Easy Access to Vermont’s Backcountry
    The Catamount Trail Offers Easy Access to Vermont’s Backcountry

    Vermont backcountry skiing will be a popular option for outdoor recreation this winter. For those looking for alternative ways to get outside in the snow, backcountry skiing along Vermont's Catamount Trail offers something for everyone, including beginners. “The woods in the winter are a really special experience,”...

  • What Makes Vermont Weird?
    What Makes Vermont Weird?

    Chad Abramovich loves to explore the weird side of Vermont. He’s passionate about photographing abandoned buildings, learning every last detail about mysterious legends, and sharing strange tales that highlight obscure places. Abramovich, who publishes a blog, obscurevermont.com, and shares photos on his Instagram account, The Tyranny...

  • Beautiful and Unusual Places in Vermont
    Beautiful and Unusual Places in Vermont

    When you think of Vermont, what comes to mind? People will say Vermont reminds them of Ben & Jerry’s, fall foliage, maple syrup, or even Bernie Sanders. I love all those things, but Vermont is so much more. In fact, it's the unusual places in Vermont...

  • Four Scenic Vermont Rail Trails for Biking
    Four Scenic Vermont Rail Trails for Biking

    Vermont rail trails are the perfect antidote to cabin fever and quarantine. Since the 1960s, thousands of miles of old abandoned railroad lines have been converted into public recreational trails across the United States. And in this summer of travel restrictions, stay-at-home orders, and canceled summer camps,...

  • Vermont’s Hiking Season Kicks Off With Some COVID-19 Restrictions
    Vermont’s Hiking Season Kicks Off With Some COVID-19 Restrictions

    Memorial Day Weekend is considered the traditional start of Vermont's hiking season. That’s still pretty much the case. But in the era of COVID-19, hikers are being asked to remain flexible and take extra precautions to protect public health and the public value of Vermont’s...

  • Prospect Mountain Ski Area Preserves its Character and Looks to the Future
    Prospect Mountain Ski Area Preserves its Character and Looks to the Future

    The winters are long at Prospect Mountain Ski Area. That’s because Prospect Mountain, located off Route 9 in Woodford, has elevation in its favor. The rugged, small town of Woodford in Bennington County has the highest elevation of any Vermont community. At Prospect Mountain, the base...